The Day came slow — till Five o’clock

The Day came slow — till Five o’clock —
Then sprang before the Hills
Like Hindered Rubies — or the Light
A Sudden Musket — spills —

The Purple could not keep the East —
The Sunrise shook abroad
Like Breadths of Topaz — packed a Night —
The Lady just unrolled —

The Happy Winds — their Timbrels took —
The Birds — in docile Rows
Arranged themselves around their Prince
The Wind — is Prince of Those —

The Orchard sparkled like a Jew —
How mighty ’twas — to be
A Guest in this stupendous place —
The Parlor — of the Day —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Day came slow — till Five o’clock


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  2. frumpo says:

    Sunrise, as a richly-jewelled parlor.

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